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In Finland the rich pay higher fines in accordance with their income

Monday, April 27th 2015 - 21:41 UTC
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Getting a speeding ticket is not a feel-good moment for anyone. But consider Reima Kuisla, a businessman in Finland. He was recently fined 58,000 dollars for traveling a modest, if illegal, 64 mph in a 50 mph zone. Read full article

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  • Enrique Massot

    Makes a lot of sense.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 04:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    In a “ commies mind ” yes

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 07:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Easy to fix this problem.....

    DON'T

    BREAK

    THE

    LAW

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 07:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Easy to fix this problem
    Bribe the cop when he pulls you over.

    I once got a speeding ticket in Costa Rica for about the same speed, it was $6 so I paid that one ;)

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 09:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 4 Klingon

    Have you always been a big spender? :o)

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Nope but I was getting a handjob at the time from my Cuban girlfriend, so had to cover up quickly before the cop seen me!!! good times!

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 12:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Devonian

    I think that this is outrageous - $58K for being 14mph above the speed limit. It would be useful to know what the penalty would have been for the “average” Finnish citizen. I don't know Finland very well but from various other articles I've read about life in Finland I think it is not a country I would choose to live in. Doesn't it have one of the highest per capita suicide rates in the world?

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 01:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #7
    Outrageous? Give me a break. In most countries, fines are heavy for somebody who earns a modest living but for the wealthy they are a joke--and the deterrent effect is not accomplished. It is true that demerit points on a driver's licence may help, but money helps to find a way out of those situations.

    #4 Klingon
    Quick and opportune reaction in Costa Rica! Good job!
    Yes, bribes are the quickest solution in most Latin American countries, which reinforces the Finnish point. But you need well-paid and well controlled police forces...may happen some day.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 03:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    A fine is supposed to be a financial detriment to stop a minor infraction from recurring. $500 fine to the wealthy is not even a penny. $58k is more than a penny and maybe he will think twice.

    Either way....it's their country and they have to live with it. I'd love to see that here with the Range Rovers and Mercedes barreling down 93 on the phone texting swaying from lane to lane.

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 08:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Ban him from driving....I think he could do with the exercise....

    Apr 28th, 2015 - 11:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    What does he do for a living & how many people does he employ?
    And now hes thinking of leaving his country?
    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm,
    Could be people out of a job, because of an outrageous fine.

    May 01st, 2015 - 10:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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